Hello Bose community, I am absolutely confused about whether Bose Soundtouch 300 or Soundbar 700 is the right choice for a TV soundbar. I have four Bose Soundtouch 10 speakers and truly love them (except for occassional disconnects requiring on/off routines). However, my choice was to move away from Bose ecosystem as I sense absolutely confusing strategies that the company seems to signal to its customers with its two incompatibe wireless speaker systems - soundtouch and soundbars. It seems very clear that Soundtouch systems will be phased out soon. It almost seems intentional behavior to alienate their customers - current and potential.
So I was compelled to explore Sonos which has such a strong customer fan base and reputation for future proofing. I recently bought Sonos Beam + Sonos Sub. Although Sonos connection experience was truly satisfying, it's app was very surprisingy not as intuitive as Bose Sountouch app for me. More so, while Sonos Beam alone sounded good for a while, I felt the sound was not true to its source. It seemed overly polished, preferring to enhance the bass at the expense of midrange frequencies. Further, the Sonos sub was utterly disappointing. It just lacks the punch that I am used to (say from Cambridge Audio for example). It completely spoiled my music listening experience to a point that I agree with the case against sub for music (https://www.cnet.com/news/the-case-against-subwoofers-for-music/).
Long story short, I returned Sonos and I am back to exploring which of the two Soundtouch 300 or Soundbar 700 speakers should I buy. Fully aware of (a) the incompatibility between two groups of wireless speakers, (b) the fact that both erratically perform in terms of connectivity, and (c) score equally on lower end on customer ratings, I want to understand three things:
1. Are they essentially the same in terms of sound quality performance?
2. Are they equalliy compatible with Bose Bass Modules 500 and 700, as well as Acoustimass?
3. Are they equally compatible with invisible rear speakers?
Besides, I want to confirm that I can play Soundtouch 300 with my existing Soundtouch 10 speakers as a group.